SECTION .0300 ‑ ENFORCEMENT OF STANDARDS

 

13 NCAC 13 .0301             INSPECTION DOCUMENTATION

(a)  The inspector shall document the results of the inspection on a written inspection report or in an electronic format recognized by the Chief Inspector.

(b)  If the inspector finds that the boiler or pressure vessel is in compliance with the rules in this Chapter, he shall indicate on the report that the boiler or pressure vessel is satisfactory.

(c)  If the inspector finds the boiler or pressure vessel is not in compliance with the rules in this Chapter, he shall specify on the inspection report the deficiencies and the required repairs or corrective action.

(d)  The inspector shall determine if the deficiency is such that operation of the boiler or pressure vessel creates a condition of imminent danger.  If a condition of imminent danger exists, the inspector shall state on the inspection report that operation of the boiler or pressure vessel is to cease until completion of the necessary repairs or corrective action.  The inspector shall notify the Chief Inspector upon discovery of any condition of imminent danger.

(e)  If the condition of the boiler or pressure vessel is such that repairs or corrective action cannot bring the boiler or pressure vessel into compliance, the inspector shall recommend to the Chief Inspector that the boiler or pressure vessel be condemned from further use.

(f)  For inspections revealing deficiencies, the inspector shall provide the owner/user contact with specific information regarding the violation.  The Bureau shall generate a Notice of Violation letter and send to the owner/user.  The Notice of Violation shall outline the violation(s), the required corrective action, and the date by which the corrective action shall be completed.

(g)  The Bureau shall issue an invoice to the owner or user for the inspections made and for issuance of the inspection certificate.  The owner or user shall remit payment as indicated on the invoice within 30 days to the North Carolina Department of Labor.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-69.11; 95-69.16;

Eff. May 29, 1981;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; January 1, 2009; July 1, 2006; January 1, 1995; August 1, 1988.